Women's & Children's Services

Pregnant Mother

Educational Opportunities for Expectant Families 

Questions and Classes

As an expectant parent you may have questions about your pregnancy, birthing experience or other issues such as breastfeeding. Our staff is carefully trained to provide the highest quality medical care and is happy to answer any questions you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Breastfeeding

To better prepare for your arrival, pregnant women considering breastfeeding are encouraged to attend a free, informational class at The Birth Place.

Participants learn to separate the facts about breastfeeding from the myths, gain insight into the benefits for the baby and understand what is required from the family. The classes, taught by a lactation specialist, is also full of practical information on the mechanics of breastfeeding and the nutritional needs of nursing mothers, as well as the use of breast pumps and other supplies. Fathers are also encouraged to attend because the decision to breastfeed will affect the entire family. After the baby’s birth, nursing mothers may come back to the class to ask questions about any issues they are experiencing.

2017 classes will be held on the third Thursday of every month (except December) from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Auditorium. Please call 252.399.8887 for more information. Click here to download the schedule and registration form. Email completed form to jennifer.hand@wilmed.org. 

2017 Class Dates

January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
No class in December

Prepared Childbirth Classes

Having a baby is an exciting event. Our childbirth education class helps you to be fully involved in the birth of your baby. Taught by Registered Nurses Meredith Aycock and Megan Kubatz, this class will prepare you and your loved ones with the facts about labor and delivery, including both information and techniques to handle the labor process. 

Childbirth classes also provide explanation of each state of labor, promoting better understanding and greater reassurance during childbirth. It is desirable, but not mandatory, for participants in the prepared childbirth classes to have a labor coach.The coach may be any person you feel will best assist you in delivery. The classes will still be helpful to those who do not have a labor coach.

Classes are held in the Wilson Medical Center Auditorium on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3p.m. Pre-registration is required. Email Megan Kubatz, BSN, RN, at megan.griffin@wilmed.org for more information. Click here to download class schedule and registration form. 

2017 Class Dates

January 14 - this class will be held in Wells Fargo Conference Room
March 18
May 20
July 8
September 16
November 11

Numbers to Know

Make an appointment with your health care provider today to discuss your unique women’s health issues. We encourage you to make a list of concerns to take to your appointment.

Labor & Delivery 399-8240
Nursery 399-8246
OB/GYN/Peds 399-8233
Wilson OB/GYN 206-1000
Eastern Carolina Pediatrics 243-7944
Jennifer Hand, RN
    Lactation Specialist
399-8887